Netflix adds Away and 52 new movies and shows this week

James Bond (Daniel Craig)prepares to shoot in NO TIME TO DIE, a DANJAQand Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Nicola Dove
James Bond (Daniel Craig)prepares to shoot in NO TIME TO DIE, a DANJAQand Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Nicola Dove /

Netflix adding 53 new moving and shows this week

What a week. Nothing like closing out August in the worst way possible. Hopefully, this week brings some good news because we could all use it. Whether it does or not, Netflix is adding a ton of new movies and shows this week to, if nothing else, keep us distracted for a little while.

Whether you’re looking for a couple of franchises to binge-watch, a new series all about books by Black authors, a 90s series so you can get nostalgic, or a new detective series based on an old one, Netflix has you covered.

Two major franchises are coming to Netflix this week. On Monday, Aug. 31, Daniel Craig’s first two films as James Bond, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, are coming to the streaming service. In the first film, Bond must defeat a private banker (expertly played by Mads Mikkelsen) in a game of poker to stop him from funding terrorists.

In Quantum of Solace, Bond seeks revenge for an assassination attempt on M. It turns out is was ordered by a developer of green technology (whose name happens to be Greene) who has teamed up with a group looking to enact a coup in Bolivia in exchange for some land.

Take a look at the trailer for Quantum of Solace here:

The other franchise coming to Netflix is Back to the Future. All three films hit Netflix on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The movies star Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson, and follow Marty McFly as he travels back and forward in time with the help of his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown. Trouble meets him at every turn as he tries not to change the past so the future isn’t altered irreparably.

More in the mood for some book-related content? Season 1 of Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices comes to Netflix on Tuesday, Sept.1. The series features famous Black celebrities reading children’s books about different aspects of Black lives. The celebrities include Common, Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jill Scott. The show is hosted by Marley Dias, an activist who started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign in 2015.

Check out the trailer here:

Or maybe you’re looking for some nostalgia? If so, the six seasons of the 90s series, Sister, Sister are also coming to Netflix on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The series stars Tia and Tamara Mowry as twins who were separated at birth and finally get to know one another as teens. Despite their parents not knowing each other, they all decide to live together in one house. If you’re a 90s kid and you didn’t watch this…what were you doing??

You can take a look at the announcement of Strong Black Classics on Netflix here:

Maybe you’re looking for a new crime series? If so, you’ll want to check out Young Wallander when it hits Netflix on Thursday, Sept. 3. Based on the original Wallander series (which is based on the book series by Henning Mankell), Young Wallander follows Kurt Wallander fresh out of the police academy as he witnesses a horrific crime and is pulled into the investigation.

Take a peek at the trailer here:

You can also be on the lookout for the new movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, starring Toni Collette and Jesse Plemons on Friday, Sept. 4 and the first season of Chef’s Table: BBQ, the newest version of the popular series, on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

New on Netflix this week: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Aug. 30


Aug. 31

Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace 

Sept. 1

Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Barbie Princess Adventure
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices: Season 1
Blue Exorcist: Season 2
Borgen: Seasons 1-3
Children of the Sea
Due Date
Erased: Season 1
Fate/Grand Order -First Order
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions / Malas Decisiones
Heidi: Season 2
Magic Mike
Muppet’s Most Wanted
Not Another Teen Movie 
Pineapple Express 
Puss in Boots
Red Dragon
Sex Drive.
Sister, Sister: Seasons 1-6
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!: Interactive Special
The Muppets
The Producers
The Promised Neverland: Season 1
The Smurfs
Thomas & Friends: Season 24
True: Friendship Day

Sept. 2

Bad Boy Billionaires: India: Season 1
Chef’s Table: BBQ: Season 1
Freaks – You’re One of Us

Sept. 3

Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre
Love, Guaranteed
Young Wallander: Season 1

Sept. 4

Away: Season 1
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2
Take Me Home Tonight
The Lost Okoroshi 

What will you be watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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